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‘Completing the Picture’ in Oldbury

With a large range and number of services available for children, young people and families in Sandwell, it’s often difficult to keep on top of who’s who and what they do.

You may feel you are often left trying to find the missing pieces when looking for that little bit of extra support for the young people and families you are working with.

Sandwell Early Help Partnership is running an event at Krunch, Sandwell Christian Centre, Langley Crescent, Oldbury B68 8EW on Friday, 3 April, 10 am to 12 noon. It is hoped the occasion will bring together organisations, services and schools from Oldbury, and provide an opportunity for members and prospective members to:

– Engage with others.
– Find out what services are available locally.
– Build new partnerships.
– Share ideas of how to best support children, young people and families.

If you work in Oldbury, and would like to ‘Complete the Picture’ about what support services are available, book your place now by clicking here or email earlyhelp@scvo.info.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Can You Help Mesty Croft Allotments?

Mesty Croft Allotments are wondering if there’s anyone out there who might be able to help them with some ‘building’ requirements?

They’re looking for some roofing materials to construct a roof on their steel-structure gazebo, together with  an outdoor-type table(s) – for example, like a wooden picnic table (or similar).

If you’re able to help, then let us know and we’ll put you in touch with the relevant person at the allotments – ‘thank you’.

Office furniture (and other stuff) giveaway!

We have been approached by BMV (the company responsible for the M5 Oldbury Viaduct Major Renewal Scheme) who are beginning to close down operations following successful completion of the project.

I am told that they have quite a bit of ‘kit’ that is available FREE OF CHARGE to anyone who can make good use of it (and there’s even the potential for local delivery) – what’s not to like!!

STOP PRESS – I have been notified by the BMV representative that, due to overwhelming demand, they now have sufficient requests from which they can distribute all of what’s on offer – sorry if you’ve ‘missed out’ on this occasion.

Wool, Bells and Buttons Needed

Lee’s Memorial Sons of Rest, Greets Green need your help with materials for their Dementia twiddle muffs. They are asking for donations of wool, bells and buttons for their ladies section to knit the twiddle muffs to give to residents who would benefit from one within Sandwell.

If you are able to donate any of these items you can drop them off at Lee’s Memorial Sons of Rest, Farley Park, Whitehall Road, Greets Green, B70 0HF, to find out when the centre is open please call John Lawley at the club on 0121 7921285.

For more information please call John Lawley at the club 0121 7921285.

Suspension files available

SCVO have a supply of Foolscap, green suspension files that are surplus to requirements. 

If your group could make use of these files, please contact the office on 0121 525 1127 and ask for Mazeline or Debra.

Could you utilise a pre-owned office phone system?

Could you make use of a pre-owned Panasonic office phone system? A local company would like to donate the equipment to a voluntary group. The system has a main reception phone, capable of hosting up to 15 extensions.

Please note that an engineer will be required to remove and reinstall the system .

If you are interested or wish to know more, please contact Tony Hickman on 07980 826 999.

Jigsaw seeks office space in Blackheath / Rowley Regis

Jigsaw increases community inclusion for people with a learning disability, living in Sandwell and Dudley. The charity has outgrown its current accommodation and need to move during the summer.

Do you have, or know of an organisation that could provide temporary or permanent office space. It must be large enough to accommodate two people on a part time basis (two to three days per week) with storage space for confidential paperwork.

Ideally, this should be in the Blackheath / Rowley Regis area, or at least south of the borough. It is important that the office is near good public transport links.

Jigsaw would be happy to share with other voluntary and community groups, to avoid loan working.

If can help contact Liz Tilly on 07543 194887 or email jigsaw@phonecoop.coop.

Office equipment and furniture available to the Sector

Recruitment Solutions, based at Birmingham Street, Oldbury, is moving and have office equipment and furniture, which they would like to donate to the Voluntary Sector.

There are office desks, a board table, swivel chairs, wall boards, a sofa, metal and wooden filing cabinets and under desk pedestals. There is also a telephone system, consisting of five extensions.

Claims for items will be on a first come first serve basis and you will be responsible for  transporting the equipment/furniture.

If you are interested or wish to know more, please contact Tony Hickman on 07980 826 999.

Fold-up tables for Friends of Tividale Park

Friends of Tividale Park are urgently in need of fold-up tables for their office, at Tividale Community Hub, to be used for meetings etc.

If you have such items languishing in store, no longer used or needed, and would like to donate them, Max Robinson would very much like to hear from you. Call Max on 0121 601 7770.

Needed: Lockable Pedestals

Sandwell Visually Impaired (SVI) is in need of two lockable under-desk pedestals to replace two broken ones.

If you are able to help, please contact Tony Averis, Chair of SVI, on 0121 525 4810 or email tony@sandwellvisuallyimpaired.org.uk


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